“YOU HEARD RIGHT FOLKS!!!!! We just released 50 more tickets to the crabfest! Get ’em here NOW before they sell out!”
August 10, 2015 – For the FOURTH year DC BRAU and the Quarterdeck are teaming up for their epic flagship crab-crackin’ get down. This is going to be the event of DC BEER WEEK. Please help DC BRAU celebrate indigenous beer and these indigenous Mid-Atlantic delicacies at the Quarterdeck Restaurant in Arlington, VA. ALL YOU CAN EAT CRABS and DC BRAU $1 DRAFTS//$5 PITCHERS!!! What!?!?!? $1 Drafts? $5 Pitchers? We must be insane!!! Yes, we are! Insane with our craving for these colorful crustaceans!!! Eat til your full…#nobull [TICKETS]
“Page, a new eatery developed with The District’s own Chef Carla Hall opened at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Terminal A. Hall, best known for her vibrant personality on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ and ABC’s ‘The Chew,’ partnered with airport hospitality group OTG to bring local flair and fare to the comfort food menu.
The 110-seat restaurant serves up an assortment of locally inspired favorites, including a Pimento Cheese Dip, Cured Ham and Biscuits, Virginia She Crab Soup, Chesapeake Oysters, Vegetarian Quinoa Burger, Lobster Roll and BBQ Cobb Salad.
“As a proud resident of D.C. and a frequent business traveler at DCA it is so exciting for me to be a part of this project. Whether you are making a flight connection, or spending time in the city, you have the opportunity to taste local food right at the airport,” said Carla Hall. “There are so many amazing culinary influencers with D.C. roots it’s fabulous that diversity and a celebration of local fare is making its way to our airport. I love the people here, I love cooking here, I love calling this home.”
Conveniently located in the center of the boarding gates, travelers can pull up to this new outpost, charge up their devices thanks to outlets at each seat, and order food from a visual menu off an iPad. The iPads also enable travelers to check the status of their flight, complimentary browse the web, or enjoy a number of pre-loaded apps. The 75-plus tablets situated throughout the restaurant seamlessly integrate into the guest experience, operating off of OTG’s award-winning software platform floTM.
The design of Page brings a bold and modern update to the iconic terminal, while preserving its historic and unique architecture. OTG’s partners in this venture Pleasant News and Baldi Management Group (BMG) will soon add to the eclectic dining options in Terminal A. Pleasant News will operate Custom Burger, Tagliare and Boars Head Deli and Baldi Management will operate Dunkin Donuts.
The opening of Page is part of a larger initiative to transform Terminal A. In the coming months, OTG in conjunction with The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Marketplace Development will continue to introduce new dining and retail offerings.”
“UNIQLO, the global apparel retailer and creator of LifeWear – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and promotes comfort – today announced its next stage of expansion along the East and West Coasts and in the Central Region of the United States. The brand will:
Open stores in the Seattle, Denver and DC Metro area for the first time
Marking the brand’s entry in the DC Metro area, UNIQLO will open its first store at Tyson’s Corner Center.
The Tysons Corner Center attracts tens of millions of shoppers each year from around the world, and UNIQLO will present its latest collections in a total store space of approximately 10,000 square feet.”
The fine folks at Meridian Pint were kind enough to invite me along while they toured the newly opened Fairwinds Brewing Company. For me touring a brewery is about as close to heaven as it gets and this one was no exception. There are three key components to a good tour – the beer (obviously), the space and the people. These guys hit it out of the park in all categories. But first a bit of info from their website:
“March 2, 2015– Fair Winds Brewing Co. is pleased to announce it will be opening its doors this week. [March 4th]
“We are very excited to be introducing hand crafted beer, tasting room and brewery to customers in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area”, said Casey Jones, CEO of Fair Winds Brewing Company.
The almost 13,000 square foot facility is complete with a fully operational packaging brewery featuring a 30 barrel system and expansive tasting room. The Tasting Room will be open Wednesdays-Fridays 4-8 pm, and Saturdays 12- 9 pm. Fair Winds Brewing is located at 7000 Newington Road, Suites K&L, Lorton VA.
Casey Jones and Charlie Buettner established Fair Winds Brewing Company in order to bring quality craft beer to Fairfax County, Virginia. Premium Distributors of Virginia will begin distributing Fair Winds Howling Gale IPA, Following Cs Pale Ale, Running Light Red and Quayside Kolsch in March.”
Now you can see the tasting room (more photos after the jump) is huge – below is just part of it:
And the people, especially owner Casey Jones and head brewer Charlie Buettner were incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and kind. Buettner, formerly of Mad Fox, has shepherded through some delicious first brews. But I’m not a critic, so you’ll just have to try them for yourself and see what you think. And to that end, I’ll admit that I don’t often hit up Lorton, VA so here comes the good news for DC – Meridian Pint, Brookland Pint and Smoke & Barrel will all feature Fairwinds Brews in early April. Stay tuned for the exact date of a DC launch party to be held at Meridian Pint. In the meantime – lots more photos and if you do wind up in Lorton you should definitely stop by.
note the music the beer was brewed to is included. Awesome
“Good afternoon everyone,
Our truck was stollen last night , i was parked at South Picket st , Alexandria Va last night @ around 6pm to get the paint job done , and this morning truck was not there. We have called 3 tow companies and none of them has it. Police said it has been stolen. Please call 911 if you see it. Here’s some pictures of my truck”
I have to complete 6 hours of court ordered community service. I would like to do it in the neighborhood [Petworth] and I thought maybe the readers may have some suggestions. It cannot be a church or school and the place has to be 501(c)(3) organization.
What did I do to get this? Reckless driving charge for going over 80 mph on route 81. In VA reckless driving is anything going over 80mph (no matter the posted speed-in my case it was 70mph) or 20 mph over the posted speed limit and it is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. One step below a felony.
DO NOT SPEED IN VA!!
People have gone to jail over this so I consider myself lucky for now. My charge will be reduced to Improper Driving if I satisfy all of the following by October 8th review.
-pay $500 fine
-complete drivers improvement
-complete 6 hours of community service
-infraction free until review date
Not to mention lawyer fees.
The maximum penalty for reckless driving is:
-Twelve months in jail
-Six months suspension of your Virginia driver’s license
-Six months suspension of your privilege to operate a motor vehicle in Virginia if you are licensed elsewhere,
-A fine of up to $2,500″
Last Saturday I was bicycling the W & OD trail and at the 25.5 mile mark (44652 Guilford Drive, Ashburn, VA) I saw a sign on the side of the trail pointing to the “Old Ox” brewpub. I figured “how bad can it be if it serves beer,” so I rode in and saw a warehouse space that’s been converted into a beer garden style pub and brewery. The place was full and just about everyone there arrived on a bike. Beer was not awful – the staff was great.”
Anyone else ever been? They’re having a party next Saturday: